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Jackpot for Euro lotto will hit pounds 34m.

A MASSIVE pounds 34 million jackpot is to be offered in the first ever European lottery draw next week.

The huge prize will be up for grabs next Friday in Euro Millions run by the UK's Camelot and the Spanish and French lottery operators.

Tickets for the weekly draw will cost two euros, or pounds 1.36p in the UK, for the chance to win the ''biggest lottery prize Europe has ever seen''.

Winners will have to match seven numbers from 59tow in the jackpot. The chances of scooping the prize are 76 million to one But with more roll overs, Camelot are convinced the potentially huge prizes will attract more players.

An insider said: ''Jackpots worth tens of millions should bring great interest.''

Around 50 per cent of the sales will go towards prizes, with approximately 12.5 per cent of sales funding the jackpot prize level.

Approval for Euro Millions to be played in the UK has been given by the National Lottery Commission.

More European countries are expected to join the game once it is upand running.

There will be 12 prize tiers and strict rules on funding and distribution will ensure players can win the same prizes in each country.
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